Former Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has caused outrage in Ukraine following comments in an interview with the Russian daily Izvestia that appear to suggest Russia had the right to annex the Crimean peninsula.
Speaking before shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Waters said that “many agreements and other papers” exist that “prove” Russia’s claims on Sevastopol, a major military port in Crimea.
He went on to say that Moscow’s actions were “provoked” by ouster of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, which he claimed was orchestrated by Washington.
The EU recently extended sanctions against a number of companies involved in the construction of a controversial bridge linking Crimea with mainland Russia.
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